Máximo Caminero, the Miami painter who earlier this year deliberately smashed an expensive urn at Pérez Art Museum Miami, will not be headed to prison.
|Photo by Michael E. Miller|
|Máximo Caminero in his Miami studio.|
Miami-Dade prosecutors announced today that Caminero pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for destroying an Ai Weiwei vase at PAMM February 16. Caminero will serve 18 months of probation for the "protest," but the deal allows the 51-year-old to avoid incarceration.
"I find it hard to live with what I did because it still haunts me," Caminero wrote in an apology letter. "I cannot repair the damage caused to so many, but given a second chance I will demonstrate that redemption is still a way to recover one's humanity."
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